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    Nigerian woman jailed in UK for stealing £20,000

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    A 41-year-old woman identified as Abiola Akinremi, who is a care home worker has been jailed for seven months in the United Kingdom for stealing £20, 000.

    Akinremi, is accused of abusing her authority as an administrator at the Bostall House facility in Abbey Wood, Old Bailey, in South East London, by making scores of unauthorized withdrawals from patients’ bank accounts.

    The Old Bailey is a facility that houses mental health residents under the Mental Health Act, and those without family support hand over control of their finances to administrators and carers.

    The presiding judge, Angela Rafferty KC was quoted by Yahoo News as saying, “This was a repeated and planned course of conduct, and a very serious breach of trust of vulnerable people,” while addressing Akinremi in court before sentencing her to seven months in prison.

    While Prosecutor Robert Levack said, “People who live at the home are all vulnerable, they have various conditions and are detained under the Mental Health Act or other legislation. It is a 24-hour care facility.

    “They are not allowed to leave Bostall House without a member of staff or a family member. Some have their financial affairs looked after by the home.”

    Investigations into Akinremi’s fraudulent activities dated back to November 2018, when £43,000 was missing from residents’ bank accounts, including £32,000 from one victim.

    Akinremi had denied the allegations until the first day of her trial, insisting that other staff at the home were trying to “pin the blame” on her.

    She however admitted taking £19,650 over the course of eight months from three residents, adding that others at the home were also involved in wrongdoing.”

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    Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu known professionally as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, Journalist and Content Editor. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited and also the CEO of Wakadaily. If Treasure is not blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

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